Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 3.
Today’s Topic: Brad’s Recovery From Not Exercising and Not Fasting For 7 Weeks: Part 2
For the entire experiment Brad’s overall weight did not change. During the first half of the experiment he lost muscle and gained fat. This was not fun for him. Well, eating and relaxing was fun of course – gaining fat and losing muscle was not fun!
Rest assured, when you have built muscle and take a break from exercise your muscle will inflate back fairly quickly once you get back into your routine.
Losing the fat is a bit harder.
For Brad the first one or two fasts were hard. He had to break the ritual habits of relaxing and eating snacks in the evenings. Even though he was eating at maintenance he had quickly developed fun ritual habits with relaxing and eating.
After pushing through the initial couple of weeks he got into his healthy Reverse Taper Diet. The first two weeks were hard. Then six weeks in Brad was in a pretty good groove.
He tapered up in workout time and volume, eased his way up in volume. Again the first two weeks were hard but then six weeks in he was in a pretty good groove.
It is a delayed reaction.
Especially with a calorie deficit it is a delayed reaction. There is no immediate feedback. There is no immediate gratification. You have to go on faith; that what you do right now will have an effect next week, or in two or three weeks.
While you are slimming down it’s a difficult mind set. You are eating and training for results to be seen a few days or week later.
Your win for today has to be your list; workout and calorie totals. You must base it on faith.